Originally Posted by Bhavana
Glass Owl, your shelves look great! It's nice to have a collection out in the open where you can really enjoy it. I have some shelf units, one that was made for me by an ex that also has cabinets...the other is a mid century piece that I trash picked...I'd like to eventually use them for my cards. Right now they have become catch all areas for CD's, books, pics of the kids, and lots of junk. It would be nice to do what you have done with yours. Do you live in an old house? The dormered ceilings and plastered walls make me think so.
Yes, this small house is almost 100 years old and has seen several owners throughout the years. The taller bookcase was built by my father-in-law, along with some others. The frame on top has metal on it and I thought that it totally fit the Deviant Moon so I cut up the box and popped it in there.
The bookcase with the curtain was a thrift store find (I'm guessing it originally came from a store or school). I painted it years ago but it needs a new coat. For that one, I took a metal tower that was intended to be used to store cds and placed it on the second shelf. It works great for the decks in the bags so they stay put - plus, it allowed me to place a row of decks on top of it. I'm going to keep an eye out for any unusual curtains and may change out the white ones.
The red bag hanging on the hook houses my Osho Zen and Tao Oracle. I could put it on one of the shelves but the hook was already there so it just was easier to hang it.
I do really like having my cards out in the living room. I'm using them more. Plus, my collection seems so much bigger now that it is spread out and out in the open!
A few months ago I trash picked a nice white dresser from a neighbor across the street that I would have loved to use for my cards but my daughter really needed it for her clothes. I recall reading about how so many TV/entertainment cabinets are being dumped because people are buying flat screen TVs. I'm betting that some of those could be converted into Tarot card storage.
Originally Posted by Yineth
@Glass Owl: Everything looks like they're in their right place. Great job organizing all of them, Glass Owl! I'm so jealous. I'm not a very good organizer >.< [Thank you for the photos
It was a process -I actually ended up rearranging it all a few times because I didn't like how I had the bags. I was afraid of the cards getting bent and then I remembered that CD thing which I had actually put out in the donation pile. So that had to come back in
But I'm having a hard time remembering what decks are in some of the bags so I may need to add tags like Rodney did with his (although I'm not sure exactly how to do that.)